Effective November 1, 1957; Issued December 7, 1981

Administrative Policy:

1. The five units of the Montana University System which prepare elementary and secondary teachers agreed to adopt a uniform schedule for the payment of teachers who supervise student teachers. The schedule is based on the following assumptions:

- a. the basic unit of student teaching is considered to be 30 clock hours of actual teaching done on a one-hour-per-day-for-a-full-quarter (or its equivalent) basis. Five quarter hours of credit are usually awarded for such a unit of student teaching.
- b. a student may take a longer single assignment (up to a total of 15 hours) of student teaching, or he may take two separate assignments (ordinarily totaling 10 hours).
- c. under special circumstances, a student may be permitted to enroll for a number of hours of student teaching not a multiple of 5; e.g., 6 hours, which would require at least 20% more clock hours of actual teaching than the "basic unit" of 5 hours. Such arrangement, however, tends to be the exception rather than the rule.
- d. whether a student is getting 5, 10, or 15 credits for a given student teaching assignment, certain supervisory factors remain relatively constant: (1) the amount of orientation and consultation prior to taking over the class, and (2) the amount of individual conference time throughout the teaching period.
- 2. On the basis of these assumptions a pay scale, based on a flat fee of $25.00 plus an additional fee of $5.00 per credit hour of student teaching registered for, was accepted.
- 3. A student teaching assignment of one unit (the student would ordinarily be registered for 5 credits) would carry a payment to the supervising teacher of $50.00 ($25.00 plus 5 times $5.00); for an assignment of two units (10 credits), the amount would be $75.00 ($25.00 plus 10 times $5.00); for three units (15 credits), the amount would be $l00.00--the maximum which would be paid for any assignment. Payments for student teaching assignments not multiples of 5 will be computed in the same fashion.
- 4. Where more than one supervising teacher is involved in a single assignment, the total amount will be divided among the teachers involved. (Ordinarily, a student should not be expected to work with more than two supervising teachers on any one student teaching assignment.)
- 5. When a student takes two
__separate__units of student teaching under different supervising teachers, the initial orientation and conference fee of $25.00 will be included in the payment made to each teacher.

History:

Executive Council, November 1, 1957; Council of Presidents, Nov. 23, 1981.